Thu 4/2 - Sun 4/5
National Poetry Month
Since 1996, April has been designated as National Poetry Month, a global celebration of “poetry’s vital place in our culture.” Billed as the largest literary celebration in the world, NPM takes shape locally through an array of happenings that overflow into May. Beyond community events like Bihl Haus Arts’ Go! Poe Reading (2pm Sat, 2803 Fredericksburg Rd.
) and UNAM’s Voices, Vibes and Visions (7:30pm Sat, 600 Hemisfair Plaza
), the first crop of offerings includes Twitter-driven calls for entries (such as the Witte’s Fiesta Royalty Haiku and San Antonio Public Library’s Tweet a Poem!) and the decidedly DIY incentive SLAM The Town. Visit npmsa.com for details
. — BR